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How Much Is BayCom's (NASDAQ:BCML) CEO Getting Paid?

Simply Wall St

George Guarini became the CEO of BayCom Corp (NASDAQ:BCML) in 2017, and we think it's a good time to look at the executive's compensation against the backdrop of overall company performance. This analysis will also evaluate the appropriateness of CEO compensation when taking into account the earnings and shareholder returns of the company.

Check out our latest analysis for BayCom

How Does Total Compensation For George Guarini Compare With Other Companies In The Industry?

According to our data, BayCom Corp has a market capitalization of US$132m, and paid its CEO total annual compensation worth US$2.0m over the year to December 2019. We note that's an increase of 38% above last year. While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it's worth acknowledging that the salary portion is lower, valued at US$650k.

On comparing similar-sized companies in the industry with market capitalizations below US$200m, we found that the median total CEO compensation was US$639k. This suggests that George Guarini is paid more than the median for the industry. What's more, George Guarini holds US$1.9m worth of shares in the company in their own name.

Component

2019

2018

Proportion (2019)

Salary

US$650k

US$495k

33%

Other

US$1.3m

US$950k

67%

Total Compensation

US$2.0m

US$1.4m

100%

On an industry level, roughly 43% of total compensation represents salary and 57% is other remuneration. It's interesting to note that BayCom allocates a smaller portion of compensation to salary in comparison to the broader industry. It's important to note that a slant towards non-salary compensation suggests that total pay is tied to the company's performance.

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BayCom Corp's Growth

BayCom Corp's earnings per share (EPS) grew 7.0% per year over the last three years. In the last year, its revenue is up 24%.

We think the revenue growth is good. And, while modest, the EPS growth is noticeable. So while performance isn't amazing, we think it really does seem quite respectable. Looking ahead, you might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for the company's future earnings..

Has BayCom Corp Been A Good Investment?

With a three year total loss of 35% for the shareholders, BayCom Corp would certainly have some dissatisfied shareholders. Therefore, it might be upsetting for shareholders if the CEO were paid generously.

In Summary...

As we noted earlier, BayCom pays its CEO higher than the norm for similar-sized companies belonging to the same industry. While we have not been overly impressed by the business performance, the shareholder returns have been utterly depressing, over the last three years. And the situation doesn't look all that good when you see George is remunerated higher than the industry average. Taking all this into account, it could be hard to get shareholder support for giving George a raise.

While CEO pay is an important factor to be aware of, there are other areas that investors should be mindful of as well. That's why we did some digging and identified 2 warning signs for BayCom that you should be aware of before investing.

Important note: BayCom is an exciting stock, but we understand investors may be looking for an unencumbered balance sheet and blockbuster returns. You might find something better in this list of interesting companies with high ROE and low debt.

This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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